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Battleship Texas State Historic Site

3523 Independence Pkwy, La Porte, TX 77571
+1 281-479-2431
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Ranked #1 of 5 Attractions in La Porte
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: National Parks, Ships
Owner description: Spend The Night Aboard The Battleship TEXAS!That's right. You and a group of friends can actually spend the night aboard this huge Battleship. Sleep... more » Owner description: Spend The Night Aboard The Battleship TEXAS!That's right. You and a group of friends can actually spend the night aboard this huge Battleship. Sleep where the actual sailors who lived on her bunked down for the night.Battleship TEXAS was commissioned in 1914 and is the only surviving US Navy ship to have served in both WW I and WW II. The Battleship TEXAS become the Nations first Battleship museum on 21 April 1948. Located at the San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site in La Porte, Texas (just out side of Houston, TX). We are open daily to the public 7 days a week from 10am - 5:30pm. The ship is under the care of Texas Parks and Wildlife. The Battleship Texas Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization which works closely with the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) for the preservation, restoration and presentation of the world's last dreadnought-type battleship, the historic Battleship TEXAS. The BTF sponsors the Overnight Education program where we host any group size from 15 up to 78 people, from the Boy Scouts, Cub Scouts, Girl Scouts, Schools, Church Youth Groups, US Naval Sea Cadets, NJROTC, ROTC units, and any other interested parties. That's right. You and a group of friends can actually spend the night aboard this huge Battleship. Sleep where the actual sailors who lived on her bunked down for the night. « less
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Freeport, Illinois
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

I can't think of one thing that I didn't like about the Battleship. It was amazing to be able to see how sailors lived and worked on a ship of that size. There were a few areas that were in the process of being restored, but I don't feel that made the experience any less inspiring. If you are in... More

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Bangkok Thailand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

The Battleship TEXAS is the last dreadnought in existence in the world, a veteran of Vera Cruz (1914) and both World Wars, and is credited with the introduction and innovation of advances in gunnery, aviation and radar. Having been designed in the first decade of the 20th century, (keel laid in 1911 and completed in 1914), and having seen action... More

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

This was easy to get in & out of - low traffic, beautiful views. Eat at the Monument Inn while you're there it is delicious. I saw a lot of wild life and took great sunset pictures. You can catch the sunrise behind the monument in the morning & the sunset behind the refineries, the battleship & the water across... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

Last year, I visited Corpus Christi and went on board the USS Lexington. It was amazing. I loved it. This year, I visited Houston. It seemed logical to go to see the Texas. The ship itself appears to be undergoing some renovation work (I don't know why, but everything I visit is being renovated!), but you can access the main... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Stopped here for a few hours. Was not sure what to expect but it was amazing. Totally mind blowing experience!

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Palacios, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

My whole family came as part of our family vacation. Even though I have lived just a couple hours away, I have never visited. The tour guide really helped with bringing things to life on the ship. Lots of history and things to see. Great for young and old!!

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London, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Great to see this old bird. There is a lot of history here and some great old exhibits. Remember the mosquito spray though as we got a fair few bites from walking around.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

I love history and seeing this was great. I love to see what was part of history and all it's stories. We took our parents and kids and had a great time checking it out. Saw and and probably won't go back.

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Hannibal, MO
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

When we visited the Battleship Texas, it was clearly still being worked on. But don't let that stop you from visiting the site. You can still get around a lot of places on the ship, and get good viewpoints from emplacements. It is not an expensive visit - and I think this is the first place to ever volunteer a... More

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Each time I still love it. So much history and the kids love to walk down below and see where the crew would sleep. Best thing is it is right on the beach

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